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Mental Health and Growing Up (4th edn)Mental Health and Growing Up Factsheets

The full text of these factsheetsare all available within the Youth Info section of the College's website. However, since Mental Health and Growing Up is a long-standing title, we have collected links to all of the factsheets on this page.

Factsheets for young people   Factsheets for parents, carers and anyone who works with young people

1. Bipolar disorder
2. Cannabis and mental health
3. Cognitive–behavioural therapy (CBT)
4. Coping with stress
5. Depression
6. Drugs and alcohol
7. Exercise and mental health
8. Mental illness in a parent
9. Obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD)
10. Psychosis
11. Schizophrenia
12. When bad things happen – overcoming adversity and developing resilience
13. Worries about weight and eating problems
14. Worries and anxieties
15. Who's who in child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS)




1. Good parenting
2. The restless and excitable child
3. Dealing with tantrums
4. Children who soil or wet themselves
5. Sleep problems in childhood and adolescence
6. Behavioural problems and conduct disorder
7. Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
8. The child with general learning disability
9. Specific learning difficulties
10. Autism and Asperger syndrome
11. Depression in children
12. Worries and anxieties: helping children to cope
13. Divorce or separation of parents: the impact on children and adolescents
14. Death in the family: helping children to cope
15. The emotional cost of bullying
16. Traumatic stress in children
17. Domestic violence: its effects on children
18. Child abuse and neglect: the emotional effect
19. Drugs and alcohol: what parents need to know
20. Self-harm in young people
21. Psychosis
22. Schizophrenia
23. Bipolar disorder in children and adolescents
24. Obsessive–compulsive disorder in children and young people
25. Eating disorders in young people
26. Chronic physical illness: the effects on mental health
27. Medically unexplained physical symptoms
28. Chronic fatigue syndrome: helping your child get better
29. Parental mental illness: the problems for children
30. Who’s who in CAMHS
31. Surviving adolescence


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